BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhuanet) -- The Tibet Autonomous
Regional Government has decided to spend 450 million yuan on environmental
protection following the central government's approval of 20-billion-yuan
investment in building an ecological safety shelter on the Qinghai-Tibet
The fund to be used for environmental protection is
260 million yuan more than last year, up 136 percent, according to Tibet's
Environmental Protection Bureau.
The Lhalu Wetland National Nature
Reserve in north Lhasa is seen in this file photo. The Tibet
Autonomous Regional Government has decided to spend 450 million yuan on
environmental protection. (Xinhua Photo)
fund will be poured into pasture protection against desertification,
afforestation in key areas, protecting drinking water sources, building firedamp
and promoting the use of other types of clean energy.
Located at an average sea level above 4,000 meters,
the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is considered a significant shelter for ecological
safety to China or even the whole of Asia.
However, with the serious situation in ecological
environment deterioration on the whole, grassland degeneration, land
desertification, glacier melting, water loss and soil erosion have become major
factors affecting China's environment in general. Therefore, the Central
Government has decided to bring Tibet into the scope of key ecological
environmental protection regions, building the shelter for ecological safety on
By 2030, construction of three ecological safety
shelters will have been completed, namely, Northen Qinghai-Tibet Plateau-Western
Tibet shelter, Southern Tibet-Middle Himalaya shelter and Southeastern
Tibet-Eastern Tibet shelter.
China unveils plan to preserve
ecological safety in Tibet
BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council, or
Cabinet, approved Wednesday a plan to protect the ecological environment in the
Tibet Autonomous Region against the global climate change.
The regional government should place priority on
environmental protection in Tibet, ensure the country's ecological safety and
improve the living conditions of farmers and herdsmen in the southwestern
autonomous region, according to an executive meeting of the State Council.
China aims to curb pasture degradation in Tibet by 2030
BEIJING, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China's chief economic planner Friday announced that the country aims to revive the degraded pasture and harness rat pest in Tibet by 2030.
It is the government's latest goal in the fight against global climate change and to protect the ecology of Tibet, which covers more than 1.2 million square kilometers.
Melting glaciers on China's
Qinghai-Tibet plateau water source "worrisome"
XINING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists said
Wednesday glaciers that serve as water sources on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau are
melting at a "worrisome speed," having receded 196 square km over the past
nearly 40 years.
The decline is equal to about one-fourth of the area
of New York City.